Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Graphite Woodpecker Part 3

More progress on the Woodpecker. I decided to add a touch of colour with a watercolour pencil. I just wanted a subtle touch so didn't add too much and kept it to one pencil.
I usually do French Grey coloured pencil with a splash of colour so this makes a change.
My garden bird for today is a Thrush that was searching for food at the back of the garden.


Toni-Marie Hudson said...

I think the splash of red really adds to it. Better than if you had kept it completely monochrome.

I wish I could attract song birds to our garden to take photos but it's not fair with the cats. Perhaps, I'll try and come up with something in the area that the dogs are because the cats know they'll just be harrassed if they go in there...

Gayle Mason said...

Thanks Toni-Marie, I did hesitate for ages before I added the red, but I'm glad I did.

I hope you come up with something, you'd get some excellent photo's with your skill with a camera.

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful. Agree about the red. So subtle too. Birds are such beautiful subjects.

Toni said...

I love that touch of color Gayle.

Jane said...

HI Gayle!
Same old request from me-when you finish this one, will you make a clickable(to make larger!)post?
Your work is BEAUTIFUL and I just have to see it closer!

Gayle Mason said...

Thank you.
I'll do some close ups Jane

Sally Lancaster said...

As one of my favourite blogs I've given you an artblog award. It can be copied from my blog http://sallylancasterportraits.blogspot.com and you are asked to make a link to my blog from the award, list 7 things you love and give the award to 7 other artblogs.

Gayle Mason said...

Appreciated Sally, I just need to meet a few deadlines first.